GSA Sponsor Leah Black talks with GSA members in the OHS Library.

GSA overcomes prejudices throughout the years

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster March 12, 2021

While many students have heard of Oakville’s GSA, not everyone knows the hard-won victory of it’s beginning. In 2007, the club was started by freshman Johanna Brown with the help of Mr. Ed Taylor. “We...

Mr. Gerdes shows off the cameras he uses to capture the beauty in the world around him.

Gerdes captures nature through a lens

Morgan Herrick, reporter March 5, 2021

Many of us have our own way of expressing ourselves and enjoying our free time. For Mr. Rodney Gerdes, a social studies and economics teacher at OHS, expression is found in photographing the great outdoors.  Gerdes...

Melisa Vilic  (12) sitting amongst her many acceptance letters. She will be going to WashU on a full ride scholarship.

Vilic earns full ride to Washington University

Leyla Vilic, reporter February 18, 2021

The college admissions process is stressful and tedious under normal circumstances, and even worse when seniors are expected to apply during a pandemic.  New restrictions, limits on students' applications,...

Katie Seithel (12) holding up the climate sign for Care about Climate.

Determined to succeed, Seithel pushes to be her best

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster January 27, 2021

Almost a year ago, Katie Seithel (12) took the ACT test and got a 34. Five months later, she took it again, but only to score another 34.  In the eyes of many students and teachers a 34 is a great...

Ms. Cassity on the medal stand her senior year of high school when she and her partner won the state tennis doubles championship for Clayton High School.

Cassity uses past experiences for teaching at OHS

Olivia Wolff January 14, 2021

As a high school student, Ms. Connor Cassity went through a difficult period of her life that caused her to go through many changes. This included moving schools and homes for personal reasons.  After...

“I did this look on Halloween (10/31/19) and including my base makeup, it took 2 hours to complete,” said Neely.

Neely faces the world with courage

Jack Butchart, reporter January 14, 2021

As someone who describes herself as a quiet individual, her face tells a different story. Shannon Neely is a senior at OHS who spends a lot of time working on her intricate designs — on her face.  “To...

Co-student body presidents Isabella Wirthlin (12) and TJ Meinershagen  (12) work on a story for the first school broadcast this year.

Wirthlin shows determination and care inside and outside of OHS

Emma Borage, reporter December 10, 2020

“She is one of the most determined, diligent, and gritty workers of all time,” said history teacher Mr. Dan Richter. “She’s always there for anyone who needs her,” said her friend, Alex Boehlje...

Marissa Talley (12)  participates in the CAPS program to gain experience of the real world medical field.

CAPS Associate Marissa Talley on the path to a career in pediatric surgery

Morgan Herrick, reporter December 10, 2020

Long ago, on one Halloween night, a tiny, towheaded, four year old set out on her quest for candy, very professionally dressed as a doctor. Although it may have been unknown to others, little Marissa Talley...

Ella Strickland celebrating with her teammates after hitting a double in the district semifinal game against Jackson on Oct. 15. Strickland was one of only two players from St. Louis County to be named Class 5 all-state.

Strickland wraps up stellar career with numerous post-season honors

Jojo LaBrier, Sports Editor November 20, 2020

Ella Strickland (12) has been a starter on the OHS softball team since she made varsity as a freshman.  “We asked so much of her coming in as a freshman. She played right field for us and came...

Mr. and Mrs. Ward celebrate diversity on all paths of life.

Ward’s appreciation of diversity helps her become a kind, inspiring teacher

Leyla Vilic, reporter November 19, 2020

Long before she stood in front of eager high school students as a teacher of literature and language, Mrs. Ashley Ward was severely bullied. Once perceived as a shy and introverted person, Mrs. Ward...

 Sophie Kettenbrink (12) helps NHS make goodie bags for teachers on Oct. 28. “I’m not too much of an artsy person, but I loved being back and doing something small I feel can make a big impact on lives,

NHS officers turn Trick-or-Treat Tuesday to teacher goodie bags

Olivia Wolff October 30, 2020

Almost every year, NHS members put together a Trick-or-Treat Tuesday event for children around the community. This year, the plan was to have a drive-thru for kids. The cars would pull up to several stations...

Mackenzie Deutschmann (12) rides her princess bike for the Adventure and Outdoor Pursuits class.

New classes adjust to different learning formats

Leyla Vilic, reporter October 30, 2020

Oakville teachers are excited to be back at school in-person after using the first nine weeks of school to make the virtual classroom as creative as possible.  With both staff and students adjusting...

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